Q. What is the cause of cough, cold, and sore throat to last for several years?

Answered by
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 13, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have been suffering from a severe cold and cough for the past few weeks. I also have a bad throat, and there are sores in my mouth, tongue, and lips. I consulted a doctor and he suggested that it was an allergy. I am unable to eat anything, and I have had this problem for many years.

Please help.



Welcome to

I went through your query and understood your concern.

It seems you have an upper respiratory tract infection or allergic bronchitis. I suggest you do the complete blood cell count with AEC (absolute eosinophil count) to confirm the allergy. I also suggest the instructions mentioned below.

1. If inflammation is severe and there is no improvement, then take a tablet of short-term Betamethasone (corticosteroid) 0.5 milligrams for five days.

2. Avoid excess spicy foods.

3. If oral ulceration is present, then take a vitamin B complex tablet also.

Kindly consult a specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medicines with their consent.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

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